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Who Should Clean Up My Bloomingdale House After Mold Damage?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

drywall pulled back to expose mold damage in a wall If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

SERVPRO Helps When Bloomingdale Homes Require Knowledgeable Mold Cleanup Teams

When mold develops at your Bloomingdale home, many problems follow, mainly the soiling of different materials that appears as patches of dark or whitish spots on surfaces. Granular debris from deteriorating surface finishes like paint is also common. Cleaning these soils is not only challenging but can also be hazardous, so involving a trained person is advisable.

After mold damage, cleaning a Bloomingdale home takes several steps since the soiling is widespread in visible and concealed areas. Cleaning must also involve physical and chemical processes to address all aspects of the mold appropriately. SERVPRO sends well-equipped restoration teams to handle any level of contamination that develops in your property.

Mold Remediation Procedures

  • HEPA vacuuming
  • Damp wiping
  • Abrasive cleaning

Deciding which cleaning method is necessary for your mold-damaged property is not always easy. The chosen method should remove the soiling effectively but must not create other problems such as spreading debris or leaving materials wet. Mold primarily develops because of unresolved moisture issues, so any more wetness left on structural areas or contents is detrimental. Also, spreading debris and spores in the air or other house sections is not ideal. Our SERVPRO IICRC Certified technicians combine different cleaning techniques to complete each cleaning stage conveniently and safely.

HEPA vacuuming is good at the initial stage to lift off all loose mold debris before subjecting the soiled areas to other cleaning procedures. It can also be a complementary method to complete other approaches such as abrasive cleaning, which leaves fine residues. For such cleaning, we use a dry vacuum fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters which trap particles as tiny as 0.3 microns, ensuring all residues deposited on surfaces or embedded in crevices are removed.

Dry cleaning methods are not always capable of removing soiling from mold contamination. If surfaces are wet or stained, an alternative way is necessary. The affected material also matters since soiling and stains tend to be more stubborn in fabrics and upholstery items. Using detergents helps in such cases if done correctly. Our SERVPRO technicians use the damp wiping approach when wet cleaning surfaces since it permits the use of detergents without introducing too much moisture. We also apply products with antimicrobial properties to inhibit further mold development.

Finalizing Cleaning

Cleaning is not over after dealing with the changes noted on materials and surfaces. Mold damage causes additional changes and inconveniences in your property that you should address during the cleaning process. One such problem is the musty odor that makes it uncomfortable to stay in contaminated rooms even after being cleaned. Our SERVPRO technicians take care of the problem in different ways, including:

  • Deodorization
  • Drying all moisture remnants
  • Air filtration

Deodorizing after mold cleanup may seem daunting, especially when the house is still damp since humidity dissolves odors making them more apparent. Our SERVPRO technicians set up dehumidifiers to dry any moisture remnants. Then we use a method like dry fogging or activated oxygen to neutralize the odor sources.

With the different procedures and hazards to avoid when cleaning a property after mold damage, the input of a skilled team is crucial. SERVPRO of Central Bloomingdale, Fish Hawk, can help. Call us at (813) 460-0204. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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